distracted distracted  /dɪs ˈtræk təd/


  • (adj) having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety


  1. Controversy over her gender has distracted from her world championship win in the 800 meters.
  2. But her mother Faye and sister Laurie are convinced that writing distracted Williams from her illness and kept her focused on living.
  3. Still he was utterly confident about his own experience, knowledge, and policies, even when tripped by his own tongue and distracted by the strains of debate practice.


  1. Cell-Phone Bans Help Reduce Distracted Driving

    Using mobile phones while driving is one of the top causes of distracted driving incidents. Reduce potential liability issues with a comprehensive fleet policy.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Automotive Fleet

  2. Clearing low-hanging limbs; 'distracted walking' injuries climb (Traffic Mike)

    Study claims "distracted walking" incidents which lead to hospital visits are on the rise.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Birmingham News

  3. Police cracking down on distracted drivers

    Distracted motorists not only are putting their lives at risk, but the lives of their passengers and other drivers.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository


  1. "The concern I have is that the longer the internal problems continue, the more distracted the Pakistani army and security services will be in terms of the internal situation rather than focusing on the terrorist threat in the frontier area,"...
    on Nov 9, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: 940 News

  2. "While members of Congress are passionate about their views, what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate and distracted from the seriousness of the subject at hand - providing health care for America's children," Pelosi said.
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Forbes

  3. "He ensured that Jaguar Land Rover was not distracted and continued to focus on the fundamentals of business during the recent sale process, despite at the time fighting his own personal battles," said Alan Mulally, president and chief executive...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Alan Mulally Source: The Birmingham Post

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